Navin is an idiot. He grew up in Mississippi as adopted son of a black family but on his 18th birthday he feels he wants to discover the rest of the world and sets out to St. Louis. There everyone exploits his naivety, but then a simple invention brings him a fortune. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
A rags to riches to rags story
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The film was the 9th highest-grossing picture of the 1979 year in the USA. The picture was massive success at the world-wide box-office grossing over US $100 million from an original production budget of only about US $4 million. See more
The telephone is visible and off the hook when Navin runs toward the garage to call in the stolen credit card. See more
Navin R. Johnson
Huh? I am *not* a bum. I'm a jerk. I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things: my friends, and... uh... my thermos. Huh? My story? Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin' on the porch with my family, singin' and dancin' down in Mississippi...
Pig Eye Jackson - Cat Juggler (Steve Martin) See more
You Belong To Me
Sung by Bernadette Peters
and Steve Martin
Music by 'Lee David'
Lyric by Billy Rose See more